This photo essay originally appeared at sputniknews.com
Maya Plisetskaya, a famous Russian ballet dancer, choreographer, ballet director and actress, is celebrating her 89th birthday on November 20.
She is considered one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century.
Born into an extended family – she had a total of 11 aunts and uncles, all of whom were somehow involved in ballet.
from The Russophile http://www.therussophile.org/russia/prima-ballerina-assoluta-maya-plisetskaya-celebrates-her-89th-birthday.html/